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Asylum Welcome

posted 6 Feb 2016, 05:57 by KBC Webservant
On the Members Noticeboard there is a notice from Beverly Sharma, who is the new Supporters Coordinator at Asylum Welcome in Oxford. They are working with families newly arrived in Oxford under the government’s resettlement scheme for Syrian refugees. They are also helping refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea and other countries who have made their own way here and face challenges of all sorts. Giving up something for Lent is a fairly ordinary thing for us, it reminds us how lucky we are. Sending what you save to Asylum Welcome will enable them to help refugees with various ordinary things, of huge significance to those who have been forced to give up almost everything.
Donations can be made online at www.justgiving.com/asylumwelcome
How can you help?
Room adoption—we are looking for faith groups and individuals to help kit out one room in each of the 10 houses with soft furnishings to help make a house into a home for these families. We are asking that groups complete one whole room and arrange to bring what you’ve collected to the Asylum Welcome offices.
English teaching—we would like to hear from qualified teachers able to provide intensive English lessons for extreme beginners for each new family for 45 minutes a day for a two week period of time.
Syria Club- we would like to hear from anyone who has lived or worked in Syria but has been in Oxford for some time, is well settled here, and can offer informal support to new arrivals via a monthly social club.
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